Endowments & Foundations

Nicholas Cintineo, CIPM®

Senior Investment Consultant

Four Elements of Effective Mission Statements

July 25, 2017 | Governance

One advantage private foundations have over other forms of philanthropy is their longevity. A foundation can extend a donor’s generosity over many years, potentially even after he or she has passed away. However, longevity can bring with it added complication, particularly with regards to an …

Nicholas Cintineo, CIPM®

Senior Investment Consultant

Documentation: A Simple Step to Strengthen Fiduciary Oversight

May 19, 2017 | Fiduciary

Documentation is a simple but often overlooked aspect of a successful endowment or foundation. Not only is it a way to record processes and procedures, but it’s also closely related to the duties of care and obedience that each fiduciary in an organization is bound to. It’s important for …

Nicholas Cintineo, CIPM®

Senior Investment Consultant

Considerations for Balancing Investment Goals

April 04, 2017 | Investment Management

There are three main objectives to think about when establishing an investment approach for your endowment or foundation. Investment income (think interest payments from bonds and dividends from stocks) can provide a steady stream of funding to help support ongoing withdrawals Capital growth …

Nicholas Cintineo, CIPM®

Senior Investment Consultant

How Trump’s Tax Proposals May Impact Non-Profits

February 01, 2017 | Tax Planning

Donors are driven by a variety of motivations when it comes to their charitable giving. Broadly speaking, we view these motivations as either having an emotional appeal (e.g., connections to people or groups, stories, feelings) or a financial appeal (e.g., tax savings, estate planning, personal …

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

How to Increase Donations by Promoting Tax-Friendly Gifts

December 15, 2016 | Fundraising

As we enter the homestretch of 2016, many endowments and foundations are preparing their year-end fundraising campaigns or planning for next year’s strategies. The holiday season reminds us of year-end charitable gift giving, the time for donors to make their year-end contributions by December 31 …


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